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Real Time with Bill Maher 

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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.
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Bill Maher ...  Himself - Host 511 episodes, 2003-2019
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

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Redefining politics. (season 3) See more »

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21 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Electile Dysfunction '08 See more »

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An episode scheduled for November 9, 2007 was canceled due to the 2007 Writers Strike. The scheduled guests were Ben Affleck, George Carlin, and Tom Brokaw. See more »

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Bill Maher: New rule: let's make a second Mount Rushmore featuring the presidents no one cares about.
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Bill Maher: That's right, let's carve the faces of Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, William Henry Harrison, and Chester A. Arthur into a mountain in the middle of nowhere so tourists can drive by and say "Look, kids. It's the Rolling Stones."
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Referenced in Man of the Year (2006) See more »

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Unstable mix of Politics and Comedy.
12 March 2005 | by Son_of_MansfieldSee all my reviews

Of course, some people are attracted to the unstable. I have to watch this show whenever I notice it is on, even when I find it to be an episode that I have already seen. You are never sure if you should laugh or wince as Bill takes aim at everything ridiculous about America. He even lets himself be ridiculed, which is the mark of a fair commentator. The guests on his shows frequently disagree with him and the show is more fun when they disagree. The first time I really took to Bill's style was watching a show where one of the guests(Andrew Sullivan, I think) slammed a comment of Bill's that they then discussed for a few minutes. The only thing I don't like about the show is that it is too short. Bill frequently has to cut discussions off to make way for other topics, which gives it the feel in pace of PTI. An important show with a perfect home in HBO, where you can actually say what you want to say.


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